Holly Banks Full of Angst by Julie Valerie

About The Book

Holly Banks could not have made a worse first impression on the seemingly perfect moms in her new affluent community, the Village of Primm. Turns out wearing pink piggy pajama bottoms while dropping off her kindergartener late to the first day of school wasn’t her best look.

Not to mention Holly’s worried her husband may be having an affair, she can’t get her daughter to stop sucking her thumb, her hard-won film degree is collecting dust, and to top it all off, the power-hungry PTA president clearly has it in for her…

To make matters even worse, Holly’s natural eye for drama lands her smack-dab in the middle of a neighborhood mystery—right as her own crazy mother shows up in Primm “to help.” Through it all, Holly begins to realize her neighbors may be just as flawed as—and even wackier than—she is, leaving her to wonder: Is there such a thing as a perfect mom?

My Review

In my opinion, any book that makes me laugh out loud so much that my husband stops what he’s doing and asks me to read aloud what is so funny is a five-star book! That is exactly what Holly Banks Full of Angst had me doing!

This book is for all the moms! Any kind of mom! If you’re a mom whose kid has had a throw down fit in public because he/she doesn’t want to do something, this book is for you! If you’re a mom who feels like there is always another mom out there out-“moming” you in every way possible, this book is for you!

Holly Banks Full of Angst is full of hilarious and cringe worthy moments as Holly tries desperately to find her place in the Village of Primm. As she concludes her first couple of weeks, she comes to realize that perhaps everyone, even seemingly perfect moms, have their flaws. This is such an important lesson in today’s society when everyone’s life is broadcast on Social Media. Moms and women in general need to lift each other up, not bring each other down. This book focuses on that in a fun, comedic way.

One of the reasons this book is so good is that Holly Banks makes every mom fail you’ve ever had look like a picnic on a sunny day! She is such a fun and relatable character because at some point, we’ve all been Holly.

I also loved Mary Margaret St. James and the other moms of the Village of Primm. I spent half the book with my mouth hanging open thinking “OH my God! Are these Moms Crazy? Who Acts Like that?” They were so over the top it was funny! If you love books where the adults behave badly, this is a perfect example!

Holly Banks Full of Angst is a light, funny read. I can’t wait to find out what happens next in the Village of Primm! Thank you so much Julie Valerie for this copy and opportunity to offer a review!

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